The Living Shadow combines bourbon, lemon juice, grapes – and red wine

By People Staff
October 17, 2012 05:55 PM
Courtesy Basil Hayden s Bourbon

American Horror Story is baaaaack! If you think your nerves might be a little shaky for the frightful premiere Wednesday night, maybe a cocktail will take the edge off.

Here’s just the thing to help you keep your cool and have fun too. Los Angeles mixologist Rob Floyd (of Bar Centro, in PEOPLE hot spot the SLS Hotel) has created a drink called the Living Shadow that combines the tartness of red grapes and lemon juice with spicy Basil Hayden’s bourbon. To honor the show’s disturbing tone, the libation is topped off with an eerie red wine float.

To make your own, check out the recipe below. American Horror Story airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.

Ingredients
• 2 parts bourbon
• ¾ parts simple syrup
• ¾ parts lemon juice
• 5 grapes
• Red wine

Preparation
• Muddle grapes in a mixing glass
• Add remaining ingredients with ice, cover and shake
• Strain into a martini glass
• Gently pour a splash of red wine over the back end of a bar spoon while touching the inside rim of the martini glass to create the red wine float.

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